Ubuntu Roads with Alibeta (Film/Discussion/Concert)

Genre : Projection | Berlin

Saturday 13 july 2019

Times : 00:00
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Cinema/tv, Intercultural/migrations

Together with ALIBERTA, Ahmed Cheikhou Toure BA, Mâallem Khalid Sans, Marcia Higelin Mikhalkova we invite you to an evening fill of ARTIVISM (Film/ Discussion/ Concert).

The project we want to share with you on this evening was born in January 2018 under the slogan "UBUNTU Roads".
The African philosophy UBUNTU "I am because we are", is more than a motto in his sense, it is a fight for peace, it's the martial art of living together. 'UBUNTU Roads' becomes more than a musical or cinematographic project. It is ultimately defined by its social dimension, political, philosophical and fundamentally human.

1. Film screening: LIFE SAARABA ILLEGAL

"Saaraba" is what West Africans call the promised land of "Europe". Over a period of almost 10 years the camera follows Aladji and Souley, two brothers from a small fishing island in the atlantics and off the coast of Senegal. His cousin and co-writer of this film - Saliou Sar - who in his home country has become a known musician (Alibeta), documents the journey of 3.000 kilometers all the way up to Northern Morocco where he tries to convince him to return.

R: Saliou Waa Guendoum Sarr, Peter Heller, Bernhard Rübe, Documentary, Germany, 2016, 90 Min.

Trailer here |+| https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjXiT-DGV6k

The screening is followed by a discussion with Alibeta and one of the artists.

Listen here |+| https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWoUH-H0eqc

And we are closing with a concert by ALIBERTA and band:

Information on the musicians:

Through his travels in different artistic worlds, among which: music, theater and cinema, Alibeta irrigates the world by weaving links. He crosses with humility and integrity everything that represents it, sometimes serer culture, sometimes Afro-jazz,
sometimes the songs gnawa, pulaars, or Mandingo.

Ahmed Cheikhou Toure BA:
Ahmed Cheikhou Toure BA is a Mauritanian artist. Son of Seydou BA prominent author / composer, Cheikhou is a multi-instrumentalist who plays percussion in xalam, with a subtlety worthy of the winds of the Sahel.

Mâallem Khalid Sansi:
Mâallem Khalid Sansi is a Moroccan artist born to a Gnaouie family. Through the gimbri, his voice and dance, Khalid performs internationally and knows how to go with great names like, to name only one, Snarky Puppy at the Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira.

Marcia Higelin Mikhalkova:
Marcia Higelin Mikhalkova is a young French artist who gives substance to her battles in through his music (voice, keyboard). Author-Composer, she works hand in hand with Universal for other artists and is currently doing the first project that will be released in his name.

The Discussion will be in English.

The event takes place in cooperation with Each one teach one (EOTO) e.V., the Centre Francais de Berlin and the City Kino Wedding.

Information / Venue

Film: 7 Euro
Concert: 10 Euro
Film + Concert: 15 Euro

Müllerstrasse 74
Berlin ( 13349 )


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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